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Written answers

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

  • Women and Equalities

    • Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2012, Official Report, column 489W, on recruitment, to what extent the Government Equalities Office and the Equality...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Disability Living Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 17 May 2012, Official Report, column 285W, on disability living allowance: appeals, what the (a) maximum and (b)...

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2012, Official Report, column 729W, on incapacity benefit, whether a risk register was compiled in advance of...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his letter of 28 February 2012 to the hon. Member for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, what changes to procedures have been...

      Health and Safety Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential effect of funding reductions to the Health and Safety Executive on its ability to make workplace...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether, when housing benefit is replaced by universal credit, local authorities will be compensated, under the new burdens doctrine, for...

      Hunterston B Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 24 May 2012, Official Report, column 816W, on Hunterston B Power Station, if he will place in the Library the...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) England, (d) Wales and (e) Northern Ireland include a couple working (i) 16, (ii) 17,...

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to align the number of national insurance numbers with the number of working people.

      Departmental Administration Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on the administration of his Department in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the savings to his Department of downrating pension savings credit in 2012-13; (2) what estimate he has...

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2012, Official Report, column 489W, on recruitment, to what extent his Department and its non-departmental...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many women received (a) a full and (b) a partial retirement pension on the contribution record of their husbands in each of the last 30 years.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what contingency plans he has in place for rolling out universal credit if real-time PAYE information is not available for all claimants.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to have made an estimate of the number of local authority staff that will be needed to deliver the universal credit...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much of the £2 billion universal credit spending envelope he expects to spend in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people, found fit for work under the work capability assessment, submitted an appeal against that decision and subsequently died prior...

  • Treasury

    • Atos

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the total monetary value is of each contract between his Department and Atos; (2) when each contract between his Department and Atos was most...

    • Business: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made on the introduction of the National Loan Guarantee Scheme.

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the savings from the abolition of the Child Trust Fund were allocated to each of the devolved administrations in 2011-12.

      Equitable Life

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of qualifying Equitable Life policyholders have received compensation to date; how many are awaiting compensation payments; and if he will...

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the rise in fuel duty planned for August 2012 on (a) businesses and (b) families; and if...

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will encourage more businesses in the financial services sector to volunteer in schools to support teachers in teaching financial capability.

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the Money Advice Service on access for young people to a good quality personal finance education.

      Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff working for his Department, its Executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies are employed through off-payroll engagements costing...

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many company tax returns filed by companies (a) paying tax at the main rate, (b) in the FTSE 250 and (c) in the FTSE 100 in relation to accounting...

      Voluntary Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many living persons made voluntary financial donations to the Exchequer in the latest period for which figures are available.

  • Transport

    • Exceptional Hardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport in what circumstances an application to the Exceptional Hardship Scheme is reviewed by her or by a Minister acting on her behalf.

    • Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department has taken to introduce regional pay since 20 March 2012; and if she will make a statement.

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she plans to respond to HS2 Ltd's proposals on design options for a high speed line route to Manchester and Leeds.

      Road Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance and protocols she publishes to ensure full co-operation on road works and other matters between neighbouring counties.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had on the introduction of an exemption from airport passenger duty for flights to and from Northern Ireland.

    • Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the level of (a) procurement and (b) other fraud affecting his Department's spending in (i) 2010-11 and (ii)...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish a statement of his Department's expenditure in each of the last 36 months; and what steps his Department is taking to avoid...

  • International Development

    • Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he has made any funding commitments to organisations which deal with victims of rape and gender violence in conflict.

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to assist the delivery of humanitarian aid to conflict victims in Burma.

  • Home Department

    • Driving Offences: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost to the police of apprehending and bringing charges against drivers accused of making fraudulent...

    • Entry Clearances: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will investigate the reasons for the six-week delay to the visa appeal hearing of the wife of Philip English, constituent of the hon....

      Festivals and Special Occasions: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment she has made of the use of unpaid staff by companies providing stewards for the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant; what...

      Human Trafficking Ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 24 May 2012, Official Report, column 792W, on the human trafficking ministerial group, whether there was agreement...

  • Health

    • Cord Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many donations of umbilical cord blood took place in NHS hospitals in each of the last five years; and at which hospitals such donations were...

    • Clinical Commissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what direction he has issued to the (a) Health Commissioning Board, (b) local clinical commissioning groups and (c) other agencies in the National Health...

      King's Mill Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients waited longer than four hours in the accident and emergency ward at King’s Mill Hospital, Nottinghamshire between (a)...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate has been made of the potential savings to the NHS of reducing obesity levels amongst those in compulsory education.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department has allocated for tackling obesity in schools in (a) 2012 and (b) each subsequent year up to 2015.

      Obesity: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people under the age of 18 years in each (a) socio-economic, (b) ethnic and (c) gender group were diagnosed with suspected obesity-related...

      Smoking and Alcohol-related Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the cost to the NHS of treating (a) smoking and (b) alcohol-related diseases.

      Society of Sports Therapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will regulate the Society of Sports Therapists through the Health Professions Council before the London 2012 Olympic Games.

      Telemedicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to publish the data from his Department's telehealth and telecare trial.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Al Qaeda: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the recent call by Al Qaeda operatives for cyber attacks.

    • Debts Written Off

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much bad debt was written off by his Department in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

      Gabon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to open an embassy in Libreville, Gabon.

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how many staff in each of his Department's missions work on human rights; (2) how many full-time employees of his...

      Mutual Societies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of full-time equivalent staff who will transfer from his Department, its...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish a statement of his Department's expenditure in each of the last 36 months; and what steps his Department is...

      UN Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government considered nominating a UK candidate for the committee elections for the Convention on the Elimination of...

      UN Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government has ever nominated a UK candidate for the committee elections for the Convention on the Elimination of...

      Yulia Tymoshenko

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the Government has made to the government of Ukraine on the case of Yulia Tymoshenko.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the level of (a) procurement and (b) other fraud affecting his Department's spending in (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12; and...

    • Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress has been made on his Department's plans to reform non-departmental public bodies.

      Offices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether the (a) Cabinet Secretary and (b) Head of the Home Civil Service has a dedicated personal office in his Department; whether it is a shared or...

      Public Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many times his Department has consulted non-public sector bodies on the Open Public Services White Paper since its publication in July 2011.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what period of time licences will be granted for the use of wild animals in circuses.

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to introduce a formal tuberculosis testing regime for camelids.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to issue guidance on the formation of producer organisations under the EU Dairy Package.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the sustainability of the dairy industry.

      Sheep: Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the level of sheep populations in (a) Cumbria, (b) the Lake District National Park...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Atos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what the total monetary value is of each contract between his Department and Atos; (2) when each contract between his Department...

    • Carbon Emissions: Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the carbon equivalent of emissions caused by (a) the manufacture and installation of the concrete bases of...

      Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has visited any cities in Europe which are seeking to become zero carbon through the promotion of combined heat and power...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to reduce levels of fuel poverty in Birmingham, Hall Green constituency.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of trends of the prevalence of fuel poverty over the last 10 years among households containing people (a)...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department's (a) wind and (b) renewables policies on fuel poverty.

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the level of liquid natural gas imports in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish a statement of his Department's expenditure in each of the last 36 months; and what steps he is taking to avoid an...

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2012, Official Report, column 489W, on recruitment, to what extent his Department and its...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of feed-in tariff payments for (a) solar and (b) wind installations have been paid on the measured input of electricity...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has to build wind energy storage; and how such storage will be funded.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent progress has been made on the delivery of superfast broadband in Devon.

  • Justice

    • Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on the updating of published data in line with the Government's transparency agenda in each month since September 2011.

    • Driving Offences: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost was of court proceedings arising from the trial of people accused of being uninsured drivers in the years (a) 1997, (b) 2002 and (c) 2011;...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to bring forward proposals to extend the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to companies working for government departments.

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) nationality and (b) gender was of each suspected victim of trafficking referred to the Trafficking Victim Support scheme operated by the...

  • Education

    • Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what discussions he has had in his Department on the Working Together statutory guidance; (2) whether he plans to revise the Working Together...

    • School Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of recent trends in the standard of examinations in schools.

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Staff

      To ask the Attorney-General what target he has set to reduce headcount across the Law Officers' Departments and executive agency in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a...

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will publish a statement of the Law Officers' Departments expenditure in each of the last 36 months; and what steps his Department takes to avoid an annual...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many improvised explosive devices (a) were defused and (b) exploded in Afghanistan in each month since August 2011.

    • Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what contracts his Department has agreed relating exclusively to the conversion of the aircraft carrier to a Catapult Assisted Take Off Barrier...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many incidents of the loss of confidential data held by his Department have been reported in each of the last (a) two years and (b) 12 months.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff his Department and its agencies have appointed who were later discovered to be illegal immigrants since 2010.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many service personnel from the Army Reserve are undergoing training; (2) how many service personnel from the Army Reserve are available for...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Atos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the total monetary value is of each contract between his Department and Atos.

    • Bank Cards: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) with reference to the announcement by the Financial Secretary on 23 December 2011 on legislation to tackle excessive card...

      Business: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assistance his Department provided to small and medium-sized enterprises located in (a) Birmingham and (b) the West Midlands...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to make it easier for businesses to (a) recruit new employees and (b) dismiss employees who...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for what reasons his Department limited its consultation on compensated no-fault dismissal to employees at micro businesses; on...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials worked (a) in any capacity on and (b) in drafting the Beecroft Report; and which directorate they were from.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has any plans in respect of proposals listed in sections which were included in the draft of the Beecroft Report but...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when the final draft of the Beecroft Report was composed; whether any amendments were made to the document after November 2011;...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what investigations he has carried out into the release of the Beecroft report.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which stakeholders were consulted by Adrian Beecroft and officials in his Department in drawing up the Beecroft report.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills who commissioned the Beecroft report; and on what date the report was commissioned.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the process was by which Adrian Beecroft was selected to carry out a review of employment law; and what criteria were used...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will place in the Library a copy of all correspondence between officials at Number 10 Downing street and his Department...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether Adrian Beecroft approved alterations made to the final published version of his report on employment law labelled 24...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much Adrian Beecroft was paid for his work on the employment law review.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Trading Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has issued guidance to local trading standards officers on the sale and use of electronic cigarettes.

      Financial Services: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to support vulnerable people to obtain credit.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when his Department plans to publish its response to the Higher Education White Paper consultation.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what information his Department holds on the subjects that have been most affected by course closures at higher education...

      Mature Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many mature students he expects to enter higher education from September 2012.

      Newspaper Press: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has held with (a) Welsh Ministers and (b) other groups, organisations or individuals on the business...

      Departmental Administration Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much was spent on the administration of his Department in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

      Overseas Students: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many places on higher education courses in (a) England and (b) Birmingham have been awarded to Tier 4 (General) student visa...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of operational post office counters in the UK in (a) 20000, (b) 2005, (c) 2010 and (d) 2012.

      Post Offices: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will encourage Royal Mail to evaluate the potential for Post Office branches to act as pick-up points for customers'...

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many publications have been issued by his Department since May 2010.

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) circulars and (b) consultation documents were issued by his Department in each of the last two years.

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the written answer of 30 April 2012, Official Report, column 1283W, on shipping, when he expects to publish his...

      Students: Childbirth Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of reforms to student funding on the National Childbirth Trust's ability to deliver the...

      Trade Union Officials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to review powers of trade union leaders in the public sector.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Business: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress his Department has made, in conjunction with the Ethnic Minority Advisory Group, in assessing and tackling the...

    • Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many employment tribunals relating to his Department have been held since May 2010; and what the cost to his Department was...

      Fire Service College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make it his policy not to offer (a) grants, (b) non-revenue subsidy and (c) revenue subsidy to any successful bidder...

      Fire Service College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many expressions of interest in the sale of the Fire Service College he has received to date; and how many such expressions...

      Health Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff working in his Department are entitled to private health care as part of their remuneration package.

      Mutual Societies: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of full-time equivalent staff who will transfer from his Department, its...

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) circulars and (b) consultation documents were issued by his Department in each of the last two years.

      Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff in his Department are on secondment from an external organisation; and if he will publish the (a) organisation,...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much is spent annually by social housing landlords on repairs; and how much of that total is on statutory or other repairs...

      Social Rented Housing: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will allocate additional funding for social housing regeneration in Morecambe.

  • House of Lords

    • Aviation: Passenger Duty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been raised in Air Passenger Duty on behalf of HM Treasury in each of the last five years by (1) British Airways, (2) Virgin Atlantic, (3) easyJet,...

    • Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the three independent reviews recently commissioned by the Court of the Bank of England into support for United Kingdom banks, liquidity...

      Courts Service: North West Regional Delivery Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why no lay members sit on the North West (NW) Regional Delivery Board of HM Court Services.

      Courts Service: North West Regional Delivery Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the names and past experience of the people who currently sit on the North West (NW) Regional Delivery Board of HM Court Services as: NW Delivery...

      Courts Service: North West Regional Delivery Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of the North West (NW) Regional Delivery Board of HM Court Services have visited Chorley Youth Court in the past three years.

      Employment: Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which of the recommendations in the recent report by Mr Adrian Beecroft can be implemented without reference to European Union laws; and which cannot be applied...

      EU: Inquiries and Investigations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision of the European Parliament to press for new powers to conduct inquiries and on-the-spot investigations at the...

      EU: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the proposed European Union-wide financial transaction tax will be subject to unanimous decision; and, if so, in the light of the Prime Minister's pledge...

      Government Departments: Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements there are for officials of the Ministry of Defence who smoke during office hours.

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants of the rank of Permanent Secretary were attached to the Cabinet Office in (1) 2002, and (2) 2012; and what consideration has been given to...

      Health: Accredited Voluntary Registers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost to the Government of establishing the Assured Voluntary Registration model of regulation for health professionals (1)...

      Health: PET Scanners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each of the past three years for which data are available, (1) how many positron emission tomography scanners have been or are in use in the National Health...

      Health: Pharmacology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have assessed the impact of value-based pricing on levels of pharmaceutical company research and development investment. To ask Her Majesty's...

      Higher Education: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 23 May (WA 69), how much of the block grant to Scotland currently covers the funding of universities; and whether...

      Holocaust

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that the history of the holocaust is taught in publicly-funded independent schools.

      Immigration: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there have been any serious case reviews involving refugee or migrant children in the past 10 years.

      Justice: Youth Courts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, under their new proposals, how many areas with a population similar to that of Chorley and South Ribble, and with a similar area, do not have a youth court.

      NHS: Mergers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in respect of NHS trusts that are expected to have to undergo substantial service reconfiguration or merger before they can become foundation trusts, whether such...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 30 April (WA 414-5), what is the estimated capacity of one Olympic route network lane in car equivalent units per hour.

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to ensure that excessive road congestion does not occur during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 23 May (WA 79), whether they would expect or require to be told if the Northern Ireland Executive chose not to...

      Pitcairn Island

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 28 May (WA 126), what actions they are taking to try to increase tourism on Pitcairn Island; and, to...

      Social Care: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate the growth in the costs of social care caused by demographic trends will outstrip the ability of local authorities to fund such care.

      Sport: Euro 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to follow Chancellor Angela Merkel and the European Commission in boycotting matches played in Ukraine during the Euro 2012 football...

      Taxation: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to monitor the application of value added tax to hot foods following the recent change to the plans announced in the Budget.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Turkey about compensation for the families of victims of the Uludere airstrike, of 28 December 2011.

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